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The Mote in God's Eye


Writing separately, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle are responsible for a number of science fiction classics, such as the Hugo and Nebula Award ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750

One of the Best

by Facsman on Dec 6, 2007

I first read this book years ago. Upon a recent re-reading I was struck by how provocative and timely the story is. The proposed future history of man is worthy reading for a history class. What are the forces that drive historical events? The authors have provided a rich substrate for speculative discussion. The first contact with alien beings is well handled and the slow unveiling of their past is similarly provocative and familiar. An excellent book. I bought two copies as gifts.


Awesome First Contact Story

by di11rod on Aug 31, 2007

The Mote in God's Eye is Larry Niven's finest First Contact stories. He weaves a good hard sci-fi tale of humankind's encounter with a slightly less technologically advanced organism that suffers from a biological problem that could spread across the universe if humans reveal certain technology to their savvy engineers. Definitely up there with Ringworld in the Niven pantheon of great books.

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